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General: $15* (SOLD OUT)


*Does not include applicable service fees. UCSD students must provide valid ID upon ticket purchase or pickup.

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

In little under two years, blue-eyed soul duo HONNE have become the band to fall in love with, and to. Unsuspecting frontman Andy Clutterbuck – often witness to more than he bargained for as the band’s sensual grooves ripple through certain pockets of the crowd – senses it, too. “We get a lot of people coming up to us afterwards telling us that a track has soundtracked their relationship, from meeting online to their first date, and from break-ups to having babies.” In their very British, buttoned-up appearance, HONNE don’t strike you as the type to open up about anything this intimate, which is precisely the point – ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ is an album where expressing feelings may not come naturally, but one which nonetheless strives for real love in the digital age.

Musically, HONNE takes heavy influence from the late 70s/early 80s soul and funk of Quincy Jones, together with
crooning, contemporary electro-R&B like James Blake or Frank Ocean. ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ introduced a sound which has become instantly-identifiable as HONNE’s. In Andy, too, the band have a singer of remarkable depth, whose emotional restraint and veneer of self-control would mirror the keep-calm-and- carry-on attitude underlining their snapshots of modern romance.

Over 20 million Spotify streams, several Hype Machine number 1s and sell-out worldwide tours later, HONNE are writing songs which feel both quintessentially of the moment yet charmingly gentleman-like in their worldview. Their debut album captures, they say, “the good days and bad of relationships in 2016” - a time where we’re told to settle for nothing less than a soulmate and yet risk treating dating like any other online experience, browsing endlessly, swiping left or right, and weighing up any of the overwhelming number of choices all around us.
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By: The Loft @ UCSD